Christmas Events in Mayo 2019 – #ChristmasInMayo

Posted in Connect on December 12, 2019.

St. Angela’s National School Santa Stroll – Friday December 13th – Castlebar – 9.30am

St. Angela’s National School Parents Association are organising a sponsored ‘Santa Stroll’ this coming Friday 13th December at 9.30am. As part of this fundraiser, the children will walk around the town spreading festive cheer, while dressed in Christmas Fancy Dress. Leaving St. Angela’s at 9.30am, they will cross the mall by the old boxing club and following this route: Ellison street, down by Sports Direct, Market Square, Chapel Street, Linenhall Street, Main Street, Castle Street and back to school.

Please come out and support

Mayo Autism Camp Christmas Party – Sunday December 15th – Manulla F.C – 11am-1pm

A unique Christmas experience for all the family! Featuring the Fun Fire Engine (11am-12pm). Booking Essential, contact Mayo Autism Camp our Elisha on 087 7881864 for more details.

Spraoi na Nollag – Sunday December 15th – Westport Town Hall – 1pm

An afternoon of free festive entertainment & fun.

Santa Fest at the Quay – Tuesday December 17th – The Quay, Westport – Afternoon

Fun for big and small at Santa Fest. Come along for a great afternoon of festive fun.

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Castlebar – Friday November 22nd – Market Square – 5pm

Organised by Castlebar Municipal District- Mayo County Council, the countdown to Christmas has truly begun with the announcement that the switching on of Christmas Lights will take place on Market Square, Castlebar on Friday 22nd of November at 5pm.  The Christmas Lights will be switched on by Cllr Michael Kilcoyne the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District, the Castlebar Town band will be in attendance to add to the festive atmosphere and there is a rumored appearance of Santa! All are Welcome

Ballina – Sunday November 24th – Jackie Clarke Collection – 3pm

The Santa arrival party and official turning on of Ballina’s Christmas lights take place at the Jackie Clarke Collection on Sunday November 24th beginning at 3pm. A whole host of activities taking place on the day including:

  • Mrs Clause on the Bandstand in the walled heritage garden.
  • Local Girl Guides Unit with festive crafts
  • Festive Scenes at the JCC Cinema
  • Foxford Brass & Reed Band
  • Atlantic Rhythm,
  • The Core,
  • The Men’s Shed Choir,
  • Christmas Themed Treasure Hunt,
  • The Big Blue Bus
  • Face painting
  • Cake Bake Sale with Culleens National School

Santa will then proceed to turn on the town lights at 5pm.

Belmullet – Saturday November 30th – 2pm to 5pm

The Belmullet Christmas Market & Festival of Lights is on Saturday 30th November 2019 from 2pm – 5pm. Activities taking place on the day include:

  • Santa, Mrs Clause and the Elves
  • Spectacular Fire Show
  • The Festive Train
  • Christmas Lights switch on with Street Artists, Music
  • Blessing of the Crib
  • Choirs
  • Stalls and lots more
  • Erris Agricultural Show with a Christmas Tractor Run

A great fun-filled family day out.

Ballycastle – Saturday November 30th – 12pm to 6pm & Sunday December 1st 12pm -3pm

The annual Ballycastle Christmas Fair will take place in the Resource Centre

Ballinrobe – Saturday November 30th & Sunday December 1st – Ballinrobe Library – 11am – 5pm (Saturday) & 5pm (Sunday)

Ballinrobe Christmas starts on Saturday November 30th with the ‘Santa Experience In The Library’ featuring:

  • Live Crib
  • Face Painting
  • Carol Singing
  • Mulled Wine
  • Kids Christmas Crafts

Sunday, December 1st will see the ‘Christmas Lights Tractor Run’ at 5pm which includes the Kiddies Tractor Run

Newport Christmas Village – Sunday December 1st – 4pm to 7pm

Make sure to be in Newport Sunday 1st of December from 4 to7!
Newport Business Association are holding a Festive Christmas Market on the streets of Newport in conjunction with The Newport Christmas Lights been lit and Santa coming ????

It will be a fun filled festive family evening with Christmas lights switch on ceremony, street market selling local crafts, carol singers and music and festive food stalls and hot drinks.

Local business, artists, bakers, knitters, jewellers, jam makers etc will have stalls and get Newport in the Christmas spirit on the day and let everyone know that Newport is open for business and the new BLINC (Buy local In Newport this Christmas) campaign will be up and running!

This is a yearly Christmas campaign where we will have Newport become a Christmas Village Destination????

This is the start of something which will become much bigger so we encourage as many as possible to be involved!
If people are interested in getting involved please email or call Cormack at 086 8446007 or message us on Facebook!

#lovenewport #newportchristmasvillage #BLINC #shoplocal
We have a huge list of local business who will be coming to the market for Newport Christmas Village. They will have lots of goodies and special offers on the day.?️ ??
lf your not on the list please contact us! ?

Kiltane Christmas Market – Sunday December 1st 11am – 3pm

Kiltane Christmas Market is on Sunday 1st December in Geesala Community Centre. Each year we raise funds for Charities and organisations in need of charitable donations.

This year they are giving all money raised to BallyGlass RNLI

Christmas Recital at the Thatch Cottage, Kilmovee  – Thursday 5th December at 8pm.

We are delighted to have the Carra Singers, as well as the Ballaghaderreen Cathedral Choir, Kilmovee Parish Choir and others.  Mulled wine and mince pies served afterwards.  Please join us for an evening of entertainment in the wonderful atmosphere of the Thatch.

Admission €10, all proceeds go to local charities.

See our Facebook page Kilmovee Heritage & Tourism for more details

Foxford Christmas Craft Fair – Sunday December 6th (12 noon – 7pm), December 7th(10am-6pm), December 8th (12noon- 6pm)

Venue: Foxford Sports & Leisure Centre

Admission: Free

There will be a huge selection of Irish made hand crafted gifts on sale this year.

Check out the poster for more details.

Aghagower Christmas Party – Saturday December 7th – 1pm

Saturday December 7th from 1pm-2pm for children with additional and sensory needs.
Main party at 2.30pm with elf work shop, horse & carriage rides, tearoom, Christmas Market and a visit from Santa.

Swinford 250 Christmas Celebrations – Sunday December 8th – 4pm

Featuring Kids Tractor Run, Community Choir, Chrismas lights and a visit from Santa Claus


Knock Christmas Market – Sunday December 8th – 11am – 4pm

Sunday 8th December from 11am – 4pm sees the Knock Christmas Market return to Knock House Hotel, where there will be a variety of stands. To book a stand or for any further information please contact Leonie on 086 8486924

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